|Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||Collaborative Music Practice 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|ASCED code :||100101 - Music|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Mark Scholtes
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BMUC or BCAW
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
For entry into Collaborative Music Practice 1 students must successfully complete the audition process.
Special requirements for ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: Students are required to join or form an ensemble in their local area to fulfil the ensemble component of this course. All ensemble activities will be subject to the approval of the course examiner. Students' progress in this course will be supervised by an on-campus lecturer at regular intervals throughout the semester through email and/or video conference.
Making music as a practising musician is a demanding craft that requires a range of musicianship and supporting competencies. This is a foundational course that develops musicianship where students will learn practical skills in musical technique and communication, particularly as they relate to contemporary ensemble playing. Students participate in collaborative activities aimed at developing prototype behaviours of a functional practicing musician, including musicianship, versatility, adaptability, leadership, reliability, interpersonal skills and self-reflection.
This course is designed to help students transition into the study of music at university level. Taught by staff possessing expertise in a wide range of musical skills, students are exposed to different genres, instruments, ensemble configurations and performance situations in real time or via the StudyDesk.
Students will undertake musical cross-training within a group dynamic as well as gaining the requisite knowledge and skills and the application of technique specific to their solo instrument as it relates to performing in a contemporary ensemble, or where appropriate, performing as a lead instrument.
Students will collaborate to create performances showcasing the learning that has been undertaken during the semester and will be assessed on activities relating to the development and execution of these performance outcomes.
Learning activities are designed to provide students with formative feedback throughout the semester, with early assessment in place to assist in identifying students in need of extra support.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- apply knowledge, technical and performance skills in a contemporary ensemble setting;
- interpret and communicate musical ideas (oral and written) effectively with both other musicians and audiences;
- work collaboratively and organise activities with staff and peers;
- work independently, take responsibility for, and reflect upon individual learning which contributes to the effectiveness of the ensemble.
|1.||Studying music at university: Students will be introduced to foundational knowledge, skills and expectations essential for success in the academic study of music||25.00|
|2.||The role of the individual musician in a contemporary ensemble||25.00|
|3.||An introduction to musical styles and genres||25.00|
Communicating and interpreting musical ideas
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=MUI1001)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|MUSICAL ANALYSIS||100||20||17 Mar 2021|
|ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE||100||60||02 Jun 2021||1,2,3,4|
|PEER & SELF ASSESSMENT||100||20||07 Jun 2021||1,3,4|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.